The Volkswagen Bus never gets the love it deserves, and it never gets a high performance engine, until now. The FB1 Race-Taxi is wild, the 962 Volkswagen T1 Bulli Van, is actually a beast with 530 horsepower and 558 pound-feet of torque. hat power comes thanks to an engine transplant from a Porsche 993 Turbo and the use of some carbon fiber to lighten the load. The work of Fred Bernhard, a Swiss auto tinkerer, the FB1 Race-Taxi took over six years to create. It’s the iconic VW Bus on steroids.